Enough is Enough: Time to Debunk 4 Myths About Real Estate Agents

Blog Contributor Being a Broker, Establishing Your Business, Working with Clients 6 Comments

By Rebecca Donatelli

Let’s face it, people tend to have a skewed perception of real estate agents. The way we are depicted on TV shows—even the way some people portray themselves on social media. You’d think we only live a life of luxury and glamour, with classy dinners, beautiful homes, and five-star reviews. This has allowed outsiders to develop a …

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Don’t Judge My Gen Y

Blog Contributor [Demographic-based grouping], Business Challenges, consumers 13 Comments

By Brooke Wolford Over the last several years, real estate educators have really pushed that we, as an industry, need to do something special to deal with my generation. Most of these speakers are not part of Gen Y themselves, but they seem to think they know everything about us. And despite these teachings, I have rarely met someone who …

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Is 30 the New 60?

Blog Contributor Being a REALTOR®, Personal Fulfillment, Young Pros in the Spotlight 33 Comments

By Brian Copeland This week, I turn 40 and my future with you is, well, uncertain.  While we’ve never defined “under 40” as what the Young Professional Network’s age limit is, it has turned into an awkward elephant in the room no one is willing to talk about.  So, let’s talk about it. We’ve heard “young and young at heart” …

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Leave the Used Car Salesperson Persona Behind

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By Toby Boyce Sitting in the classroom taking licensure classes to become a licensed real estate agent in the state of Ohio, suddenly it becomes very obvious: They want to make sure you know people don’t like you. “You are spoken in the same breath as used car salesmen,” a local real estate attorney is fond of stating. (Of course …

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Learning to Let Go of Assumptions

Blog Contributor Business Challenges, communication, Professional Development 1 Comment

By Chris Nichols Assumptions — we all make them. But have you ever stopped and thought about the dangers involved in making even just simple assumptions? Wikipedia states, “In logic an assumption is a proposition that is taken for granted, as if it were true based upon presupposition without preponderance of the facts.” Have you ever assumed what the needs of a client …

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Real Estate is Sexy

Blog Contributor Being a REALTOR®, Business Challenges, Technology & Social Media 8 Comments

By Brooke Wolford Recently, I have noticed how often you see a character on TV playing a real estate agent or the several hundred reality shows about real estate.  It brings home the point that real estate has the interest of pretty much everyone.  You can’t turn on the news and not hear some sort of real estate-related story. Let’s …